Rick Huckstep


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How FTX damaged effective altruism

How #FTC damaged effective altruism? After #FTX, the Bahamas-based #cryptocurrency exchange founded by Sam Bankman-Fried, collapsed, two philosophical movements closely associated with Bankman-Fried – “effective altruism” and “long-termism,” were damaged.

The latter may sound esoteric, but it has had real-world consequences, leading to a crisis among charities founded on the principles.

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Six alternatives to Twitter

Looking for an alternative to Twitter? Let’s face it, none of us knows where this is going to end up. The Chief Twit has hardly displayed any confidence that he knows what he’s doing. So, here are 6 alternatives to consider: Starting with the one I’m moving over to…

1. #Mastodon - searches for Mastodon have never been as high as they are right now, with search traffic up almost 400% in November. Familiar-looking profile pages, follower and following counts, timelines and hashtags should no doubt help Twitter leavers feel right at home.

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Market reassurance from Bitstamp

"Security, regulatory compliance, trust. These are the main reasons we’ve been serving you since 2011. " #Bitstamp just emailed me, as did #Coinbase yesterday. They're in "market reassurance" mode, making sure they escape the fallout from #FTX

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Musk joins Truss in the “That didnt go to plan” club

🦤Well, that hasn’t gone so well! Having bought Twitter with a mission to clean up fake accounts and proclaimed that “comedy is back on Twitter”, Elon’s new $8/month subscription service has been ROCKET FUEL for comedian tweeters. Now it’s over!

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Gen Z trends in the Metaverse

If you're over the age of 30, here's why you need to take notice of what's happening amongst the digitally native Gen Zs. In a survey for Roblox, nearly three quarters of the under 25s surveyed said that they will spend money on digital clothing and accessories.

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Is China's influence on tech firms a problem?

A Chinese state-owned broadcaster recently took an equity stake in the domestic business of #Kuaishou, one of the country’s most popular video apps. They also appeared to gain a seat on the board of that business, according to corporate records.

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Why is every one pissed at Twitter new verification

#Twitter’s old verification program was launched in 2009. It was started amid pressure to authenticate accounts of public figures and agencies to protect the public. A good thing, right? So why's everyone pissed at #Elon's new system? https://time.com/4414194/twitter-blue-tick/

“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bulls***,” tweeted Musk on Nov. 1. “Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.”

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The case for CBDCs

The case for #CBDCs in one stat! 💲in 2019 the US issued $136bn in prepaid debit cards 👎From which issuers collected $490 million in fees! That's a transffer of half a billion dollars from the less well off to sharehholders

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The Friends With Benefits #DAO has partnered with @Hennessy to launch Café 11 #Cafe11 re-images café society of 1920s Paris with an exclusive #NFT social club Members get exclusive invites to #blockchain-enabled events around the world. https://youtu.be/bNHo3j0QiA4 @FWBtweets

Fidelity to let retail investors trade in crypto

#Fidelity, one of the world's largest #brokerages, is releasing a product for retail investors that lets them trade #cryptocurrencies without paying any fees. The platform will make money by factoring a 1% spread into every trade execution price. @CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/03/fidelity-to-open-commission-free-crypto-trading-to-retail-investors.html

The idea is that #FidelityCrypto will allow investors to buy and sell #bitcoin and #ether. It will also provide custodial services to users.

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